Chirps from Center Ice

A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins

GAMEDAY: vs. Springfield 12/31


Who: Springfield Thunderbirds

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

When: 3:05 p.m.

Last Game: Saturday in Hershey, the Penguins ended the Bears nine game with streak with a 2-1 win. Anthony Angello continued his torrid pace, scoring a goal and Dustin Tokarski made 29 saves for the win. For Springfield, the Thunderbirds defeated the Sound Tigers on Saturday 4-3 in overtime. Ex-Penguin Ethan Prow had the overtime game winning goal.

Last Meeting: November 22 in Springfield, the Penguins won 4-2. Andrew Agozzino had a pair of goals.

Record: For WBS: 17-12-3-1 (38 pts., 4th place Atlantic Division) // For SPR: 17-16-2-0 (36 pts., 5th place Atlantic Division)

Referees: Dan Kelly / Brandon Blandina

Linesmen: John Rey / J.P. Waleski

Why You Should Care: New Years Even matinee against the Thunderbirds today. The Penguins are looking to keep pace with the Hershey Bears and the rest of the division and the Thunderbirds can tie the Penguins in points with a regulation win today, so it is an important matchup here between these two teams that don’t like each other. Also, it’s the first time that Kevin Roy and Ryan Haggerty square off against their former teams.

Listen: Nick Hart on the call on WILK.

Watch: AHLTV is back for another season and better than ever.

Other Game to Watch: Bridgeport, who has been playing some good hockey of recent, visit Hartford.

Promotion(s): HAPPY NEW YEAR! — Tuesday, December 31 at 3:05pm –The Penguins and Springfield Thunderbirds say goodbye to 2019 with a special New Year’s Eve matinee.  The puck drops at 3:05pm for the final game of the calendar year.*

Next Five Games: vs. HER 1/3, vs. SPR 1/4, vs. CHA 1/8, vs. HER 1/10, vs. HFD 1/11

* – promo information credit to

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